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Another 'Rum Diary' Soundtrack On The Way Featuring Patti Smith, Dick Dale, The Tornados & More

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 14, 2012 at 3:27PM

Okay, so the "Rum Diary" wasn't a big hit and frankly, wasn't a very good movie either. All the promise of a sun soaked Hunter S. Thompson surrogate in Johnny Depp was wasted with a narrative that went nowhere in a movie that is really only notable for Amber Heard looking great in it. But the music was pretty top shelf, and in fact, it seems to have been so good that a second soundtrack album is on the way.
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Okay, so the "Rum Diary" wasn't a big hit and frankly, wasn't a very good movie either. All the promise of a sun soaked Hunter S. Thompson surrogate in Johnny Depp was wasted with a narrative that went nowhere in a movie that is really only notable for Amber Heard looking great in it. But the music was pretty top shelf, and in fact, it seems to have been so good that a second soundtrack album is on the way.

You might remember the first one featured Patti Smith, Dean Martin and Depp himself along with a good chunk of the score, well Smith's "Mermaid" is back, along with a batch of other tunes from the film including the quirky novelty hit "Telstar" by The Tornados, "Surfing Dreams" by Dick Dale & The Del-Tones and "After All (I Live My Life)" by Frankie Miller. All told, this spans 16 tracks (including a few leftover score bits from Christopher Young) and is an appropriately breezy collection of tunes, which might make for a good mix to have while drinking some cocktails at spring break or whatever.

The movie is already on DVD and BluRay, but if you gotta have music, this collection will hit iTunes on March 3rd. Full tracklist below. [Facebook]

The Rum Diary (More Music from the Motion Picture) - Various Artists

01. Telstar - The Tornados
02. Nuthin’ But Lovin’ - Eugene Ruffolo
03. Charmaine - Mantovani & His Orchestra
04. A Dozen Roses - Joe Lervold and Shanna Carlsen
05. Volare (Instrumental) - Cortijo y Su Combo and Ismael Rivera
06. Surfing Drums - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
07. Kitchen Sink Boogie - Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers
08. Let's Get Funky - Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers
09. Col Legno - Marc Johnson
10. After All (I Live My Life) - Frankie Miller
11. The Mermaid Song - Patti Smith
12. The Mermaid Song (Strings Version) - Benmont Tench
13. Three Legged Dogs - Christopher Young
14. Young Hacks In Love – Christopher Young
15. Spasmic Lampshades – Christopher Young
16. Judas Goat (Meat Me Rumba) - Christopher Young

This article is related to: The Rum Diary, Patti Smith


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